May 8, 2014


Empathos Resources to collaborate with Dr. David Jobes to create CAMS-based online training in evidence-based suicide risk assessment and treatment

Empathos Resources, an eLearning solutions provider in the field of suicide prevention, today announced a new collaboration with David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP the developer of CAMS (the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality). CAMS is an evidence-based suicide-specific clinical intervention that has been shown through extensive research to effectively assess, treat and manage suicidal patients in a wide range of clinical settings.

Through this collaboration, Empathos and Dr. Jobes will co-develop and disseminate a CAMS-based eLearning training that will help clinical providers, mental health systems, larger health care systems, forensic settings, state-based programs, and tribes improve their suicide-related clinical practices, to better meet workplace training and compliance needs while improving outcomes for patients at risk for suicide. With more than 35 related publications, CAMS is one of the most extensively studied suicide-specific interventions in the field of suicidology, supported by more than 25 years of “real-world” clinical research in a spectrum of clinical settings.

“This is a milestone for our company,” said Empathos President Denise M. Pazur. “We share Dr. Jobes’ vision for enhancing clinical skills through his evidence-based approach to improving patient outcomes and saving lives. We look forward to working with him to deploy our new and exciting online training for this evidence-based best-practice approach to clinical risk assessment, treatment and management of suicidal risk.”

Stated Dr. Jobes, “It is all about saving lives by helping mental health providers across disciplines and settings to use a flexible and adaptable assessment and intervention approach that is supported by years of rigorous research. Having trained mental health professionals for three decades in clinical suicidology, I am thrilled about the prospect of extending this kind rigorous training to a much broader range of providers through the user-friendly and elegant e-learning training modality that Empathos and I will create together.”

The evidence-based CAMS eLearning developed by Empathos in collaboration with Dr. Jobes will offer a highly scalable and accessible training solution for providers and systems to comply with evolving mandates for training and education in suicide risk assessment and care to fundamentally enhance clinical skills in saving lives while meeting requirements for licensure-related continuing education.


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For more information regarding online CAMS training from Empathos, call us at 920-457-4033


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